Biography

Rosalind is a partner in the Banking team at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, specialising in derivatives hedging, treasury and related financing transactions and documentation. After working for 2 years as a corporate and commercial solicitor, she moved to Lehman Brothers in 1998, working initially as a desk lawyer on the fixed income trading floor, advising front office staff on the structuring and documenting of credit and emerging market derivative and note transactions. She later worked in the Transaction Management Group, where she was the manager of a large team of derivatives and financing master negotiators in London and Paris and advised on the drafting of structured derivative confirmations. After a brief spell working as an in-house lawyer for a charity 2008-2010, she returned to Lehman Brothers to assist with the unwind of trading positions with the insolvent estate. This involved complex negotiations with creditors and debtors and in some instances resolution through litigation. She therefore has unique experience of derivative and financing issues in both a live and post termination environment, including:
- Experience of the negotiation of a wide range of master trading documentation with a wide variety of legal entities, including financial institutions, hedge funds, funds and corporates.
- Experience of the unwinding of derivative and financing positions, which has provided a unique insight into various ambiguities and deficiencies in the standard trading documentation.
- Hedging work for finance transactions (lenders and borrowers), including Islamic finance documentation.
- Treasury work for corporates and financial institutions, with recent focus on EMIR related obligations and documentation.
- Support for corporate transactions and litigation cases with a derivatives component.

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Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified

    1996

    Education

    LLB Leicester University – 1st (1992)
    Demontfort University – Law Society Finals – 1st (1993)